New works played by the Joachim Quartet

Anton Rubinstein, Quartet op. 47#2 (1874), op. 106 (1885) Ernst Rudorff, Sextet, op. 5 (1876) Bernhard Scholz, Quartet op. 46 (1877), Quintet op. 47 (1878) Leo Schrattenholz, Quartet op. 28 (manuscript, 1902) Charles Villiers Stanford, Quartet op. 64 (1897), Quintet op. 86 (1904) Taubert, Quartet op. 183 (1884) Johann Vierling, Quartet op. 56 (1887) Robert Volkmann, Quartet op. 14 in g minor (1873, 1880, 1883) The last of the three performances of this piece was…

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Repertoire string quartet concerts

The “Conservative” Joachim Quartet

1870s Reviews of the quartet’s performances in its first decade were almost always completely positive. The only complaints were about the conservative programming, with the prevalence of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, some Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn–and almost always Beethoven. In 1878 a program of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven’s Op. 131 had a reviewer commenting that since the Joachim Quartet concerts were “the caviar of  musical delicacies,” the Singakademie was filled to the last place. Still, it “would…

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